The International Football Association Board has hinted a possible review of the offside law after much controversy over tight offside calls going against the attacking side with the use of video assistant referees (VAR).

"The AGM agreed to consultation with all the relevant stakeholders, including The IFAB Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) and the Football Advisory Panel (FAP), to review the offside Law to foster the spirit of attacking play," an IFAB statement added.

On offside, it is expected that the advisory panels will work up proposals for consideration at next year's AGM in Wales.

Gianni Infantino and FIFA's chief of global football development Arsene Wenger have talked about models which favour attacking players.

Infantino spoke on Friday about having "light in between" the attacker and defender, while Wenger has said an attacking player should be onside if any part of his body that can score a goal is at least level with the defender, even if other parts are in front.

Asked whether that principle was well received by the rest of the IFAB - the British associations - Infantino said: "It has been received very positively. That is why we decided to study this further, to debate it in different panels and with different stakeholders to elaborate a protocol.

"Obviously the philosophy of fostering attacking football always has to guide us. We have to be aware of tradition but it is true the offside rule has evolved over time.

"We will look into providing strikers more goalscoring opportunities and that's why I think the feeling in the room and the feedback in the room was positive. But we have to test it." 

Meanwhile the Premier League is expected to switch next season to regular use of the pitchside monitor for VAR decisions, world football's referee supremo David Elleray said on Saturday.

Elleray, who is technical director of IFAB, football's rule-making body, said he would be surprised if the Premier League did not make the change.

Referees in UEFA competitions, including the Champions League, and in European domestic leagues who use VAR are allowed to consult the pitch-side monitor for subjective decisions rather than leaving it to remote VAR officials in a studio.

"The English situation is different from a lot of the rest of the world and I would be astonished if it remained as it was next season," he said, acknowledging that it was difficult for a league to change operation mid-season.

"You should expect there will be some changes next year. The vast majority of competitions believe that the vast majority of subjective decisions should have an onfield review," he said.